Richard Lee “Ricky” Hardy, age 59, of Bracey, VA, joined his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. He was an employee of First Fleet in Petersburg, VA.

Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Hardy; a brother, Howard Hardy; a sister, Lois Hardy; and a brother-in-law, John “Bubba” Murphy.

He is survived by his fiancée, Donna Staton; his mother, Mary Hardy; three siblings, Peggy Murphy of Bracey, VA, Mary Amatrona of Batavia, New York, and Ronnie Hardy (Lehlia) of Mechanicsville, VA; a son, Joseph Staton of Madison Heights, VA; and a beloved grandson, Caiden.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice, VA. Due to COVID-19 restrictions mask and social distancing is required.  Public viewing will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Frieda Trammell Whirley

    28 January 2021 1 month ago

    Peggy and Ronnie, so sorry to hear about Ricky. I remember when he was born and you, Peggy, got on the bus and told everyone about your baby brother, Ricky. May God’s grace carry you through this difficult time.

  2. Betsy Newcomb Long

    28 January 2021 1 month ago

    Ronnie, so very sorry to see this about your brother! May God give you and your family comfort. Betsy

  3. Rosie Woods (Overnite retired)

    28 January 2021 1 month ago

    Thoughts and prayers going out to the Hardy families

  4. Herbert S Gerhart

    28 January 2021 1 month ago

    Ricky, there are so many memories with you, I have no idea where to begin my friend.i think every day of something from our days at Overnite, Christmas parties, turkey shoots, and camping trips, especially Rudds creek, in the pouring 4th of July rain, and there was 6″ of water in the tent at 3AM. Our prayers are with your family and I’ll miss our little “facebook” chats. RIP friend, God bless.

  5. Dick Lett

    28 January 2021 1 month ago

    So sorry to hear about Ricky. Prayers to all family and friends.

  6. Richard Dean Jackson

    01 February 2021 1 month ago

    RIP buddy lot of good memories!!!

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